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Jan 1 1844
To: Estimate Ruth Esther Baldwin, [Meriden Academy, New Hampshire, U.S.A.]
From: [Meriden Academy, New Hampshire, U.S.A.]

My very dear friend,1

No very important message in this to thee, on this memorable eve, only I wished to inform thee that while I was trying to speak my goodbye to thee yesterday, just as it dropped from my cranium, before it had time to escape through the lips, something sprang up in my throat and choked me sadly and made off with thy farewell.

However, here it is and with it I send you a sweet pea--Departure. Must you go? And the nasturtium--Honor to the brave.

I say no more, for words are inadequate. My best wishes, and most sincere prayers will ever go with thee and thine.

Your unworthy,


1 The date on the letter is illegible, however it was established by the Microfilm Index as 1844? likely because Estimate gave up teaching in 1844 and was married to Dr. Calvin McQuesten in September of that year. The date of January 1st has been assigned to this document for classification purposes.

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